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Brentwood Borough Council is working in partnership with Essex Textiles to reduce the amount of textiles that go to landfill.

You can leave unsorted textile items in the blue bags provided by Essex Textiles including;

  • Clothes
  • Shoes
  • Handbags
  • Belts
  • Hats
  • Bedding
  • Towels

These must be clean and reusable!

They cannot collect;

  • Carpets
  • Duvets
  • Pillows
  • Quilts
  • Rugs
  • Soiled/wet/unusable items
  • Rags

The blue bags should be left out alongside your red glass box on the morning of your collection - please do not leave the bags out overnight. To see when your next glass collection day is please enter your postcode in the My Property facility.

Warning MyProperty is currently unavailable. For information about your recycling collection day, please email

For more blue recycling bags please contact Essex Textiles on 0800 7879071. If you have more than 3 bags and do not wish to leave them out on your collection day you can arrange a special collection with Essex Textiles.

For more information please see the Essex Textiles website or phone 0800 7879071 or email

Essex Textiles will collect the bags in a labelled van similar to the picture above.